Wednesday, 11 November 2020

WWW Wednesday | 11/11/2020

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words that highlights three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you'll read next?
 

What did you recently finish reading?



I finished Bird Box by Josh Malerman on Sunday and I enjoyed it more then I thought I would. It was very well written but I'm not gonna lie, this book gave me major anxiety. It's executed really well but the premise of this book really freaks me out. Knowing that there's something out there that you can't escape from and the only way to prevent something is to blindfold yourself. This isn't a horror book in the traditional sense but it did scare me enough that I had to keep putting it down and give myself a break from it.

What are you currently reading?



The Loney by Andrew Micheal Hurley is my current physical read and it's one I'm reading for the 1000 doors readathon. This is to fit the prompt of an acquired tase and I thought this could fit as I've seen a fair few mixed reviews. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it though, I'm about halfway through but I've gotten a little bored and I'm waiting for the plot to ramp up. It's amospheric but I've started to ignore picking it up which isn't a great sign!
 

The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill is my current ebook right now, it's a library loan that I've had for a while so I needed to get it read. I'm around 100 pages in and I'm unsure about this one too. It's a The Little Mermaid retelling but so far I don't feel like it's done anything different to the source material other then maybe flesh it out a bit. I haven't warmed to the main character yet either but I'm hoping it starts to pull me in soon.
 

What do you think you'll read next?



I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai is one I'm hoping to pick up next or at least soon as I obviously don't know what my last prompt will be yet. Fingers crossed I can make this fit because Malala is such a fascinating person who's story is one that I've wanted to read for a while now.
 
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

 

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? What are you currently reading and hoping to pick up next? Leave a comment or link your own WWW Wednesdays below for me to check out!

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